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First Molecular Characterization of Linguatula recurvata (Pentastomida) and First Record in Baird's Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) from Calakmul, Mexico

Cita: Pérez-Flores, J. S., Omar Lagunas-Calvo, González, D., Alejandro Oceguera-Figueroa. 2019. First Molecular Characterization of Linguatula recurvata (Pentastomida) and First Record in Baird's Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) from Calakmul, Mexico. Comparative Parasitology. 86 (2). 10.1654/1525-2647-86.2.1357
ISSN: No asignado

Periodo de realización: 0001/01/01 al 2019/01/01

Tipo: Nota científica con arbitraje

Lugar(es) de estudio: Calakmul, Camp., Mexico
Resumen: "The genus Linguatula (Pentastomida) is cosmopolitan and includes 6 species that have a higher prevalence in subtropical, tropical, and temperate regions. Larvae (nymphs) of Linguatula spp. require an intermediate host (herbivorous), while the adult worms inhabit the respiratory tract of wild and domestic carnivores. During an ongoing project on conservation biology of Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii), 3 pentastome nymphs were found parasitizing the liver, mesentery, and small intestine of an adult male from the region of Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico. Based on morphological and molecular data, these specimens correspond to Linguatula recurvata. Here, we present the ?rst record of a linguatulid parasitizing a Tapirus sp., and only the second ofa pentastomid in tapirs.In addition, this workincludes for the ?rst time sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I of L. recurvata."

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